Category: Jewish Studies

Shabtai Shavit’s Memoir, “Head of the Mossad,” is Available in English

Head of the Mossad: In Pursuit of a Safe and Secure Israel is a brilliant and much-needed book on intelligence, Israeli history, and global security by Shabtai Shavit, the former director of Israel’s principal secret intelligence service (1989-1996). The book was originally published in Hebrew in 2018. The University of Notre Dame Press is releasing the first English translation of the […]

An Excerpt from “Head of the Mossad” by Shabtai Shavit

Shabtai Shavit, director of the Mossad from 1989 to 1996, is one of the most influential leaders to shape the recent history of the State of Israel. In this exciting and engaging book, Shavit combines memoir with sober reflection to reveal what happened during the seven years he led what is widely recognized today as […]

An Excerpt from “Jesuit Kaddish” by James Bernauer, S.J.

While much has been written about the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, little has been published about the hostile role of priests, in particular Jesuits, toward Jews and Judaism. Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance is a long overdue study that looks at Jesuit hostility toward Judaism before the Shoah, and then examines the […]